Why Do We Grow Grass Seed?

July 8 2009. Originally, on Albertideation.com

For years I have been encouraging people to remove their lawns and plant food instead. As the economy continues to sour people are growing more of their own food, but for a long while I’ve been wondering about Oregon as a whole, and what we grow. After watching Food,Inc., I was again reminded about our State’s food production system, or lack thereof. The soil of the Willamette Valley is considered some of the best farming soil in the world — and in it we mostly grow grass seed and Christmas trees.